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Poster: Moongleam Date: Oct 19, 2012 5:49am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

All of the veterans here (including me) are very grateful for all of the time you have spent helping us determine whether films are public domain.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the following seems to be a way of being almost absolutely certain of uploading only p.d. movies.

1. Pick a U.S. film released before 1964.

2. Make sure that it seems to be p.d. according to the rules you listed above.

3. Make sure that it is sold by Alpha Video.


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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 20, 2012 12:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Date in Notice and determining renewal period.

Yes. I would add to number 3 any other major distributor of PD films including companies like Synergy, Reel, Film Chest, etc. But while always keeping in mind that all of these companies (Alpha included) deal in some licensed copyright material, so availability from "PD distributors" should never be used as a substitute for checking 1 and 2.